Aside from now going by “Michael,” Mike Morse’s annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013.
Mariners’ infielder Dustin Ackley believes a few things could have contributed to his struggles at the plate in 2012, which led to a .226 batting average. He won’t, however, blame the bone spurs in his left ankle that nagged him throughout the season.
The Mariners made a low-risk move Tuesday by signing veteran right-handed pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Mariners catcher Jesus Montero on Tuesday again denied any involvement with a Florida-based anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball.
The Mariners’ 2012 first round draft pick catcher Mike Zunino leads a list of 18 new players invited to Peoria, Arizona this spring for the team’s 2013 Cactus League season.
Pro scout and one-time Seattle Mariners director of player development Frank Mattox has died at age 49.
If you’re planning to make the trip to Arizona for some sunshine and Mariners Spring Training baseball, here are some things to do and places to go around the Peoria Sports Complex outside of Phoenix.